Does Jim Continue to Serve?
The County Board
offers, and confronts a peson with challenges beyond the imagination.
County government is front porch, day to day in America, and a challenge
I can not resist. This challenge is why I am running for re-election,
because I believe I can, and will, make a difference. My experience
and education in local and regional planning, law, transportation
and local government, allow me a unique opportunity to recognize,
address and solve problems confronting our area and the County.
I have been
an effective County Board Member because of my ability to develop
a consensus to solving a problem. By opening lines of communication
we can identify, and solve, any problem. I meet regularly with our
City Councils, Townships, Park and School Boards, and many of the
homeowner associations in our District. In addition, I meet regularly
with our Mayors and Managers and other elected officials.
Since I have
been on the County Board I am proud of my record. As a parent of
younger children I understand how traffic congestion can wreck havoc
on the every-day lives of busy families. That’s why I worked
to improve Hobson and Ferry Roads, and the interchanges at Naperville
and Eola Roads. In addition, I am working on a District-wide review
of County Roads to construct new turn lanes and reduce backups at
I have worked
to make our roads safer and our children safer traveling on those
roads. I worked to install sidewalks, stop lights, stop signs and
other traffic control devices so our kids are safe going to school
and the playground.
I have worked
to hold the line on taxes and spending. DuPage County’s share
of your property tax bill is the lowest of any county government
in the metropolitan area, and possibly in the state.
Finally, I am
the first DuPage County Board Member to actively work with the City
of Aurora. In addition to meeting with City Staff and the Mayors
Office, I am a member of the Aurora Seize the Future Development
Foundation and the Aurora Economic Development Committee.